Posted by: steeejones | April 23, 2014

Nantmel Tip

First visit for a while. A couple of Sedge Warblers in the lower bit with a Reed Bunting. Also Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. A flash new culvert and fencing down by the compound, shame the spending by Powys CC won’t stretch to a couple of stiles and a bit of waymarking of the public footpath – scandalous!!

Posted by: llysdinam | April 23, 2014

Waiting for breakfast

6 am this morning  - hanging around the bird table. Last nig there were two pairs plus two spare males.untitled-2171

Posted by: martinallandod | April 23, 2014

First Swifts?

Saw 3 swifts whirling in the sky whilst on the way to my BTO breeding bird survey square (near Castell Cymaran NE of Heartsease). Also lots of redstarts in this area. 

Posted by: kevjoynes | April 22, 2014

And now a pic!

Despite lousy weather I got some sort of pic (leaf in way!). There were two scrapping away . Reed Warb by lagoon , but refused to show above undergrowth save brief glimpses._DSC7612_filtered

Posted by: kevjoynes | April 22, 2014

Wood Warbler

Singing by L’dod lake @ 08:30 despite the gloom.

Posted by: llysdinam | April 21, 2014

Now there are five!

These were spotted on our pond this evening at the same time our usual pair were on the bird table – watch this space!untitled-2149

Posted by: kevjoynes | April 21, 2014

Almost balmy today after those icy winds…

And birds singing everywhere-lovely. Garden Warb up Shaky bridge, but couldn’t get a pic.Stoat ran across the road at Bailey Einon farm.Dippers doing well at Franksbridge and W

Great to see them again.

Great to see them again.

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hinchats and Wheatears nearby.

Posted by: llysdinam | April 21, 2014

More on the Mandarins

The mandarins have been hopping on to the bird table for a feed every evening towards dusk and then flying to our pond.  Today the male was spotted at about 3.45pm around the pond, no female – it would be nice to think they were nesting nearby!untitled-2135

 

 

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Posted by: bazzpugh | April 21, 2014

Reed and Sedge warblers arrived Llandod Lake.

Sighted and certainly heard them this morning chasing each other around the lagoon reed bed area, 3 blackcaps singing and  2 redstarts near the golf club side of wood, numerous chiffies and willow warblers… at last one of the pair of  G.T Grebes have decided to sit ….they had been faffing around and a coot had taken on the nest  but now is all back to order….The noisy ones B.H.G. have diminished in nos this A.M…. last week evening time I counted over 500…A safe roosting place methinks.

Posted by: kevjoynes | April 19, 2014

Cefnllys & Lake.

Back home and delighted to see the Marsh tit after all these months-rest of birds dwindling rapidly in garden. Up lake and amazed to see a fem Goosander still with us-mind it could be a sunny day in December!! Also 2 ducklings still surviving; Willow Warbs and Chiffchaffs singing away. 2 Dotterels reported on the border (literally) near Kington last evening , but they seem to have vanished today ._DSC6576 copy_filtered

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